East St. Louis Native enlists in Illinois Army National Guard

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (02/22/2018) (readMedia)-- Springfield, Ill. – Pvt. Dorcus Nealy, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard Feb. 16, at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.

Nealy enlisted as an 88M, Motor Transport Operator, and is assigned to Company M, Recruit Sustainment Program in Shiloh, Illinois.

Upon completion of his initial training, Wilson will be assigned to the 1844th Transportation Company.

Nealy is a senior at East St. Louis High School, East St. Louis, Illinois.

After successfully completing his training, Nealy will be eligible for the Illinois National Guard Grant, which pays 100 percent of college tuition while he works as a full-time student and a part-time Soldier. He will also be eligible for the Select Reserve G.I. Bill and federal tuition assistance.

Sgt. 1st Class William Ingles of Company M, congratulated Nealy and welcomed him into the Illinois Army National Guard.

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